LSW Reunion Weekend
LSW 2063 – Pateley Bridge Saturday 4 June
Saturday group photo
Another year and it’s time for the LSW Reunion. A few days before the weekend we received a photo of a cobweb covered box of chalk, which was bought in 1993. So that was some comfort that we would have at least some markings on the trail.
Then on the Friday of the Hash weekend we received this email from the Hare:
A first indeed but all was not lost as will be revealed later.
40+ hashers met at the allotted time for the bus to the run site and after a half hours journey we arrived at the start only to be joined by Andy and Kerri Rennison, and Legally Blonde and C*ntractor who had come by car. After the usual instructions we were off heading towards the hotel with no beer. A few of us experienced hashers thought that it might be a checkback so we took the higher path and following nothing we eventually hit the T coming in the wrong direction. We kept running until we came to the first check ahead of the pack. This didn’t last long as the fittees soon passed us as we ran along the river bank.
At the end of the river bank we went right to the R/W split at the bottom of the hill.
Up we went through the woods and the bluebells to the radio mast. Here the check took us along the ridge to the 2 follies before heading down to the road behind Pateley Bridge. Left along the road where a kind passer-by told us to go through the gate on the left. This took us into fishpond wood where we heard later that some hashers had run round and round a couple of times before finding their way out. From fishpond wood it was back onto the road at the pub and then back onto the riverside trail and the On Home.
Pateley Bridge 10.78km 74mins
A few beers at the bins and we were off to the restaurant with no beer. The Hares had bought an ample supply of beer which lasted all night and those who wanted brought their own wine. No corkage, so all we paid for was the food so it worked out even better for all us thirsty hashers. After a very good carvery buffet, followed by apple crumble and custard we waddled outside into the sunshine for the Down Downs.
Down Downs by Big Bitch and Nutcut
The Spies – Taipo, Flying Scotsman, Scumbag and Peter White – for starting LSW in the first place, otherwise we would never have all met.
Cyclops – 2016 should have been in Chichester instead of Harrogate
Hares- first of the day
First Timers to the Reunion Hash – Rennisons, Aldridges, Scumbag, Peter White, Andy Hall, Hamiltons and Shiggy Ga Ga
Speedy – for blaming Grandad for incorrect markings
Peterfile – for turning up on Friday night in bright red trousers with matching tweed jacket and looking like Michael Portillo
SCB’s at the start – Hash Cash, Nutcut, Big Bitch and Special Branch
Hash Horn – reunited with horn, not blown since 2000th run
Mensa – brought the horn back from HK after 2000th run
Shiggy Ga Ga and Hash Cash – 2 Hash cashes
Oliver Bourton – first back
Peterfile – dobbing his son in
Headlamp – whilst riding on the coach and looking out the window at the scenery said ‘ Wow, England is just like that theme park we went to in Japan’
Slippery Edge, Daisy, Ballbuster, Special Branch, Happy Slippers – living in another country from their other halves
Andy and Kerri, Buzzard and 35 cents, Hash Cash and Big Bitch – Leighton Hillers
Flying Scotsman – accused Nutcut of being a blur going uphill
Dog owners – apology required to Cyclops who stepped in fresh dog poo at the bottom of the hill
Big Bitch- pulling the lock off the toilet door
Peterfile – has an allotment but hasn’t had any rhubarb for a year
Last in- Pinky and Dame Edna
Mensa - limping
Becks – the GPS on his arm is a poo bag for the dog
Peter White – went on a cruise instead of the2000th run
Posh and Becks – 30th Wedding Anniversary
Twinkletoes – significant birthday
Hundmeister – Swimming Champ – in the top 15 in the UK
Peterfile – retired
Mr Happy Slippers – latest migrant to enter UK
Nutcut – met parents for coffee but didn’t bring them to the hash
Cycops – is Orkney in the EU?
Slippery Edge – 10km run as she did all the checks
Happy Slippers – wanted to know who had left the pamphlet ‘Grannies on tour 2016’ on the bus
Shiggy Ga Ga – longest journey of the day from Chamonix to the run
Dame Edna – for doing the Rambo Run
Amy – identifying a dead bird as a robin
Little Einstein – for having an Up Up
Louise and Posh – LH4 tshirts
Mr Happy Slippers – no hash tshirt
Peter White – oldest tshirt
Maid Marion – demanding an extra discount because she was a student
Flying Scotsman and No name Kath – Next Years Hares
The Hares – setting a flat run compared to Bobbledick’s Ma On Shan killer run
Taipo – for worrying about the weather for a year
The Hares –restaurant with no beer
The Hash song was sung by the Hares and next years hares.
Back on the bus at 8pm for the bus ride back to Harrogate and the On On On. First stop was the Fat Badger but we only stayed for one drink as it was a bit too upmarket and trendy for the Hash. Second stop was the Alexandra which had been our bar of choice on the Friday night as it was only a short stagger back to the hotel.